Posts Tagged: China

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China: PEN renews its calls to release all writers, journalists and publishers

Ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December, English PEN is joining PEN centres across the world to call on the Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all writers, journalists, bloggers and publishers held for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of opinion, expression and association. The number of detained and imprisoned writers in

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Season’s Greetings 2016: write to a writer at risk

Every year, our colleagues at PEN International compile a list of writers at risk and their families to whom members are encouraged to send seasonal greetings. Past recipients have told us about how these cards can provide much-needed moral support, and a crucial reminder that they have not been forgotten; others have told of how they

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: take action for publisher Gui Minhai

In October 2015, publisher Gui Minhai disappeared from his holiday home in Thailand. There was no trace of him until he appeared on state-controlled TV in the People’s Republic of China three months later.  In a televised ‘confession’ Gui claimed that he had voluntarily surrendered himself to the Chinese authorities over his supposed involvement in

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World Poetry Day: show your support for Liu Xia

We saw it A little reflection left on the glass It had been printed there for a long time without leaving… Every year on July 15 of the lunar calendar The river would be covered with water lanterns But they could not call back your soul… The train heading for the concentration camp Sobbingly ran

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